[PHPoole ➡️ Cecil] Your content driven static site generator.
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Your content driven static site generator.

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Cecil is a CLI application that merges plain text files (written in Markdown), images and Twig templates to generate a static website.

Cecil CLI demo


  • No database, files only
  • Flexible template engine & themes support
  • Dynamic menu creation
  • Generators (taxonomies, paginaton and more!)


curl -SOL https://cecil.app/cecil.phar
mv cecil.phar /usr/local/bin/cecil
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/cecil

PHP 7.1+ is required.


  • Create new website: cecil new
  • Build and serve it: cecil serve
  • Get help: cecil help

Quick Start

Read the Quick Start documentation page.

Deploy to Netlify a ready to go blog.


Cecil is a free software distributed under the terms of the MIT license.

Cecil © Arnaud Ligny
Logo © Cécile Ricordeau